The language of video games is international. Whether we’re thrown onto the battlefield against each other or are helping one another maneuver through fantastical multi-colored landscapes, the digital realm is an environment where all are welcome.
It’s also a place where old friends can come and rekindle their relationships, take the UK and the USA for example. Our countries have a long history, with its fair share of ups and downs, but spend half an hour in the company of our Trans-Atlantic cousins and you’ll soon realize that we’re not so different.
That’s not to say there aren’t any differences. The USA is a country like no other, and as with everything, they take things to the extreme, even gaming. But just how popular is it? Well…
- In 2016 the video game industry contributed $11.7 billion in value to US GDP
- In 2016 the video game industry directly employed 65,678 people
So it’s safe to say gaming is popular in America. But how does the average American interact with video games on a day to day basis? Online hosting providers WestHost recently conducted a survey with the intention of finding out!
They converted some of the more eye-catching statistics from the survey into an infographic, which you can take a look at below.
Provided by WestHost
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